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CMF Design Manager

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Design and Development
Location
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

About us

Dyson is a global technology company with a unique philosophy - to solve problems that others ignore, first. It transforms every category it enters with radical and iconic re-inventions that work, perform and look very different.

Five years ago 80% of Dyson’s business was full-sized vacuum cleaners. Today, its digital motor powered cordless vacuums, robots, Airblade hand dryers, bladeless fans, humidifiers, purifiers and heaters are powering its growth in 75 countries around the world. 2015 saw the addition of Jake Dyson Light to the portfolio, and in April 2016 Dyson took its biggest leap yet, revolutionising the world of health and personal care with the launch of the Dyson Supersonic™ Hairdryer and since then bringing new pioneering Personal Care machines to market through Dyson Airwrap and Dyson Coralle.

Dyson is rapidly expanding; in its new and core categories, and across all of its global markets. The next five years are going to be Dyson’s biggest and busiest yet. By 2025, there will be 100 new machines, 3 new product portfolios and Dyson’s headcount will have grown. With this pace of growth, these ambitious plans, and the complexities of global expansion, it is natural that Dyson is now thinking about the best ways to organise itself and manage its exciting new product ranges to best effect.

Dyson’s culture is unique; dynamic, inventive, technology-obsessed and decidedly un-corporate. The mindset is geared to constant change and Dyson’s pace brings constant challenge. It’s not easy or comfortable, but it’s this way of working that drives performance. Dyson suits people with the courage and resilience to find their own way, spotting opportunities where others don’t, and having the self-belief to persevere where others give up. “Good enough” isn’t good enough. Experiences are more important than experience. And attitude counts as much as aptitude.

About the role

Dyson are looking for a creative and curious CMF Design Manager to join our CMF Design team. You will be involved in every aspect of the CMF design journey and be responsible for supporting the development of CMF concepts to enable the delivery of final design of colours, materials and finishes for Dyson products in relation to the overall Design and company strategy.

You will work closely within a newly established and growing CMF Design team, all focused on making the owner experience the best it can be and in-keeping with Dyson’s reputation.

  • Ideation and development of colours, materials and finishes to realise CMF Design narratives

  • Assist in the creation of category leading CMF Design of our products from concept, through various stages of development, and into production

  • Support in sourcing and maintaining a comprehensive internal library of inspirational, advanced, and relevant materials and finishes, and CMF design Masters

  • Have a base understanding of both soft and hard material developments • Support in discovering new resources for materials to aid in enhancing innovation

  • Work collaboratively with the wider Design and Product Experience Team to promote world-leading design

  • Develop and maintain good relationships with internal teams including global RDD, Commercial, Quality, Engineering and programme functions for project success

  • Communication of CMF Design using visuals and models

  • Takes an active role in growing the CMF function at Dyson

About you

  • A degree in Textile Design, Colour and Material Design, Product or Industrial Design or equivalent

  • Professional CMF experience

  • Highly motivated and collaborative – keen to learn and be part of a fast-paced, dynamic work environment

  • Self-motivated, able to take initiative with the ability to work independently when needed

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbally and visually.  • Comfortable with ‘failure’ in the context of multiple iterations of testing and learning

  • Superior colour vision and eye for detail

  • Ability to travel if required

  • Software Tools – Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, KeyShot, VRed, Office Suite including PowerPoint and Excel.

Benefits

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

  • Pension scheme

  • Performance related bonus

  • Private medical insurance

  • Life assurance

  • Sport centre

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidised café and restaurants

  • Discounts on Dyson machine


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.